Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting


Use this recipe to get an ideal buttercream for frosting and borders on cakes, cupcakes, or even cookies.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
7 cups


  • 2 cups shortening

  • 8 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.

  2. Add salt, vanilla, and 6 ounces whipping cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add additional 2 ounces whipping cream if necessary. Beat at high speed until frosting is fluffy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

684 Calories
42g Fat
80g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 684
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 42g 53%
Saturated Fat 13g 66%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 105mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Total Sugars 78g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Potassium 18mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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